The original date for the drill on March 4th had to be delayed due to the weather and a delay in FCC approval for the drill.
With all the winter weather it’s difficult to think about severe weather being a possibility in the next few days or weeks, but we do live in Missouri and extreme changes in the weather this time of year is normal - so be prepared. Severe Weather Awareness Week is set for March 3rd through March 7th. This campaign is intended to increase public awareness about severe weather and tornadoes.
The Lee’s Summit Fire Department in conjunction with the State Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, will conduct a statewide tornado drill on Thursday, March 6th at 1:30 p.m. Locally the Lee’s Summit Fire Department will activate the outdoor storm warning sirens, announce the exercise over the Emergency Broadcast Radio System, and send a message to Nixle.com subscribers. The National Weather Service will also activate the NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio, and the Emergency Alert System (EAS).